Unfortunately, contractors, landlords and tenants alike can sometimes find themselves embroiled in a construction law disagreement. From breach of contract disputes to failings in the structural integrity of a building; cases can be difficult to resolve without the right legal advice. When it comes to contentious construction law in London, we’re here to help you get the result you need as efficiently as possible.
Here at Van Eaton Solicitors in Streatham, we have years of experience in dealing with disputes in the construction industry and have helped tenants and contractors alike settle their cases in a cost-effective and professional manner. There are a number of reasons why construction projects or contracts may become contentious, and some are more common than others.
Design, Structural and Architectural Defects
If you are renting a residential or commercial property and you find a defect, your first port of call is usually your landlord. If the defect has been found in the structure and has been present since the property was built, there may be blame to place on those who constructed it. Some defects are found not long after the property has been built, and are therefore easier to spot. Some may not show until years later, and it can be hard to find out exactly who’s to blame.
If the fault is dangerous or renders the property inhabitable, this is known as a breach of statutory duty and you may be able to make a claim. If you are unsure exactly who the blame falls upon, our construction lawyers here in London can help assess your claim and make it as air-tight as possible. Whether you’re looking to make a claim over a defect or a breach of contract; our lawyers can implement effective dispute resolution to get you the result you deserve. You can read our previous article on construction law disputes here. If you’re a landlord or tenant, the Defective Premises Act 1972 can help you understand more about your claim.
Breach of Contract
When you sign a written contract of any kind, it is a legally binding document, and breaches can be dealt with through effective legal processes. Construction contracts outline all obligations each party has agreed to take, from designers to contractors. If someone fails to perform a duty with care or adequate completion; they may be in a breach of contract, and you can make a successful claim. Defects also fall under a breach of contract, as there was the expectation that work would be carried out to a complete and professional standard.
Where amended or bespoke contacts have been used, they can often be ambiguous. This may make it harder to make a claim. No matter your contract terms or dispute; our solicitors here in Streatham have years of experience in dealing with construction law in London. We can help you assess your claim to ensure that you are successful. Residential and commercial contracts can be hard to decipher. Our lawyers can help pick them apart word for word in order to fully ensure you win your case.
Construction Law in London
As a multifunctional law firm in Streatham, our lawyers have successfully handled a range of cases; from probate disputes to commercial property disagreements. Our construction law help comes highly recommended and can help you win your civil litigation case. With a range of cases won that deal with construction law in London, we can perform effective dispute resolution. We always aim to keep your case out of court.
If you find yourself embroiled in a construction law dispute; please get in touch with us today for a consultation by calling 0208 769 6739. Alternatively, you can fill out our online form.